About Macqueen's Funerals in Terang & Camperdown
Macqueen’s Funerals is owned and operated by Steve Lamb. Macqueen’s is renowned for providing the highest level of funeral care across Terang and Camperdown districts and throughout the Corangamite Shire. Steve is supported by a team of dedicated staff to ensure personal and competent service is available when it is needed.
In 1901, James Macqueen opened Macqueen’s Funerals in what is now the Cooinda Day Training Centre in Dow Street, Terang, where the family was living. His son Ken built a home in Baynes Street and then in 1946, on the land that Poon Tuc used for his Chinese market garden, built the Terang funeral home that exists today. In 1960 Ken’s son Don and his wife Kath built the Camperdown premises and lived and worked there until they retired in 2000.
Steve worked for several funeral businesses before establishing a funeral home in Daylesford. Purchasing Macqueen’s in 2014 was seemingly a natural progression. Steve is a Sydney boy but has adapted happily to the friendliness and beauty of this part of the Western District.
Steve loves the work he does, whether it is supporting grieving families when death occurs, caring for the deceased or putting in place the funeral people have chosen. Macqueen’s are committed to being part of driving the funeral industry forwards, respecting the value of ritual, but seeking the best ways of meeting the diverse needs of people in today’s society – by listening acutely to what people are asking for, offering pre-arranged and pre-paid funerals, a much wider range of possibilities for farewell services and a community orientated website incorporating online funeral notices and space for tributes and community events.
Steve is a community person, spending time chatting with locals, on the golf course and catching up with friends. He particularly enjoys escaping with his camera for an occasional weekend in the bush or by the ocean.